Carrie Presbury BSc (Hons), PG Dip, PG Cert, Reg. MBACP

Carrie Presbury BSc (Hons), PG Dip, PG Cert, Reg. MBACP


07758 097751

About me

There are times when life can be difficult and we may experience events that feel out of our control.  I aim to offer a safe, confidential and compassionate space where together we can work through your problems and issues at a pace and depth that suits you.  I believe that every unique person has the potential to live more fully and I can support you to find the inner resources to heal yourself and promote growth and lasting change.

I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and humanistic counsellor and I can work in a variety of ways depending on what you bring and how you want to work.   I am happy to answer any questions you may have and please feel free to ring me for a chat, or if you prefer I will answer text or email queries.

I work from the core values of honesty, respect, trust, acceptance and commitment to client well-being.

Since 2009 I have worked with a diverse range of people on a broad variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, phobias, stress, loss, insomnia, bullying and low self-esteem.

I have particular experience working with anxiety, addiction, life transitions, low mood, confidence and self-acceptance, and those struggling with gender identity issues.  I work with adults, young people and older people coping with changes in their life.

I have a special interest in working with personal development and as such I have worked as a personal development facilitator on a counsellor training degree programme.

I work from a peaceful, bright room that has plenty of free parking and is a couple of minutes walk from Maze Hill Station, bus routes and 10 minutes walk from the DLR.

Training, qualifications & experience

As my core professional training I hold:

  • A first class honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy with CBT being my specialised route

As continuing professional development I hold:

  • A post-graduate certificate in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
  • A post-graduate diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
  • A practitioner certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills

I have additional training in:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • teaching clients to use mindfulness skills
  • treating chronic pain with CBT
  • working with veterans
  • building client’s self-esteem
  • stress management

I am a registered member of the BACP
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (2015)

I have facilitated the personal development of students on a counselling training programme and taught counselling skills and theory.  I have experience of working in various mental health settings including the National Health Service, Drug agencies, Universities, Care homes and the third sector.  I have delivered psycho-educational workshops on a range of common mental health conditions.

I now focus on my private practice.

I have conducted research into the long-term effects of bullying and issues around self-esteem.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£55.00 per hour for daytime appointments (before 5 pm)

£65.00 per hour after 5 pm


I believe that your financial circumstances should not preclude your right to choose private therapy, as such I am able to offer some low cost appointments for those in financial difficulty.

Cancellations or missed sessions will incur a normal session charge unless 24 hours notice is given.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a member of their accredited Voluntary Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists; as such I adhere to their ethical framework. I am currently in the process of applying for individual accreditation.

I have an interest in contextual behavioural science and as such am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

Please note there is a flight of steps to access my room

Maps & Directions

London, SE10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I see private clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults